Stroke deaths up in Germany during virus shutdown, study shows

More people than usual died from strokes during Germany’s spring coronavirus lockdown, a study by health insurer AOK showed Wednesday, blaming fears about going to hospital. A total of 740 AOK patients died from a brain haemorrhage or bleeding on the brain in spring 2020—26 more than in spring 2019, the insurer said. The figures are not just a blip […]

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Miscarriage can trigger PTSD just like surviving a terrorist attack or domestic violence

Women who have miscarriages are more likely to experience long-term post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression than those who carry their pregnancies to term.   PTSD symptoms can include reliving the traumatic event through flashbacks or nightmares, feeling emotionally numb, or avoiding places that serve as memories of the trauma Treatment for PTSD can include therapy and medication, and future […]

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Could the Pill Reduce Asthma Attacks?

  TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — Women with asthma may suffer fewer severe symptom attacks if they are on birth control pills, a large new study suggests. The study of more than 83,000 women with asthma found that those who used birth control pills for at least three years tended to have fewer severe flare-ups. The difference between pill users […]

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Coronavirus could be STOPPED if 70% of the public wore face masks

Coronavirus could be ‘eradicated’ if 70% of people wore surgical or N95 masks in public – but cloth masks may not be enough to end the pandemic, study claims Researchers looked at three types of face masks: N95s, surgical masks and cloth masks   They found N95s were best for filtering out aerosol-sized droplets, which can remain suspended in the air […]

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Why nursing home aides exposed to COVID-19 aren’t taking sick leave

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated America’s nursing homes, but the reasons aren’t as simple as people might think. To understand how nursing homes became the source of over one-third of U.S. COVID-19 deaths, you have to look beyond just the vulnerability of the residents and examine how nursing homes pay and manage their employees. The average nursing aide earns just […]

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New therapy for flu may help in fight against COVID-19

A new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and COVID-19, has been developed by Purdue University scientists. In an average year, more than 2 million people in the United States are hospitalized with the flu, and 30,000 to 80,000 of them die from the flu or related complications. […]

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Earlier menopause, fewer pregnancies linked to early onset of progressive MS

Women who experience early menopause may be more likely to face an early onset of progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). That is the finding of a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Brain Communications. Researchers also discovered that the fewer pregnancies a woman had, the more likely an earlier onset of progressive MS. These results highlight the key role sex hormones […]

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